We regret to inform you CNNIC has informed Neustar that in order to implement a better methodology to verify registrant information from overseas registrations, they have made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend new registrations from overseas registrars starting at:
18:00 PM January 6, 2010 (Beijing time)
10:00 AM January 6, 2010 (GMT)
05:00 AM January 6, 2010 (EST)
Please note that our understanding is that this only affects NEW registrations.